John and I are in Charlotte at the home of friends and last night, another couple joined us for dinner. The wife of the couple is someone I was close to years ago and our children played together. So of course I asked about her children.
“Well, Johnny was made partner in his firm last year. On the day it happened, he called me and said, ‘Mom, you took care of me when I was sick, you helped me with my homework, you drove me to little league and you made sure I got through college. Mom, I owe everything to you.’ ” There were tears in her eyes as she shared this with me.
What wonderful words to warm the heart.